Summertime Bees and Blooms – A Wildflower Meadow in Hampshire

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  1. Alan Watson says:

    I am Chairman of the Residents’ Association which sponsors this particular wildflower meadow which is maintained on our behalf by New Milton Town Council. I would like to seek your permission to reproduce this article and some of the pictures in our monthly 24 page full colour Magazine for our Members – giving due acknowledgment to your blog.

    During these strange pandemic times, the meadow has only just been reseeded for this year’s show and it would be nice to have some reminders of the displays a few years back.

    Would I have your permission to reproduce this article.

    Chairman – New Milton Residents’ Association

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Hello Alan, as per our telephone conversation today, I’m delighted to feature in your magazine. Thank you for your message and I apologise once again for the tardy reply, due to other commitments during the pandemic.

  2. I like the idea of stealth eco-warriors! We should all be on a beautifying mission in our little corner of the world. What a glorious use of space and such variety of color and shape with this little wildflower heaven.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      I knew you’d approve, Alison!I will seriously look at the options when I get a chance i.e. what the law says about distributing wildflower seeds on roadside verges 🙂

  3. What a beautiful surprise that sprung up over the summer! I’d love to do this on some disused land near where we live. I’ve sprinkled wild flower seeds in the past but nothing happened. I think maybe I need to dig them in a bit first to give them more of a change to thrive.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Oooh I never thought of dispersing some wildflower seeds myself – what a great idea! We can all be stealth-eco-warriors!!

  4. Such gorgeous photos – I love to see the bees buzzing around like that, more honey in the making

  5. Lucy says:

    Such a lovely idea! There are wildflowers planted in various scrap areas of land around Cheltenham but it has even more impact when it’s a larger area like this. My residents’ association has just adopted an area of land at the top of my road so hopefully that’ll transform another scruffy area too.

  6. Anna Parker says:

    Oh my goodness, this is stunning! And I have a vision of making the end of my garden into something like this next spring too! Wow – what a thing to stumble on!

  7. This is so pretty and your pictures are gorgeous. I don’t live too far away either. It does feel like ages ago that we had that heatwave though!

  8. Such lovely photos and so great to see. I recently stumbled across a mini wild flower meadow myself here in Bognor Regis in the neighbouring county of West Sussex. This time though the flowers were in the centre of a formal garden, the Marine Park Gardens in the west of the town. I’ve shared some photos on Instagram but I’ve a few more yet to share.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Thanks – it’s good to know these little meadows are springing up in more places – it’s such an important habitat type! I’ll keep an eye out for more of your Instagram images 🙂

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